Essay On Ancient Egyptian Life
Egypt is among the oldest civilizations on earth. Most Egyptians probably descended from settlers who moved to the Nile valley in prehistoric times, and from immigrants of nearby countries. Most people lived in villages and towns in the Nile valley as farmers. The most favoured location of settlements would be on slightly raised ground near the riverbank, where an annual flooding of the Nile would mark the beginning of each farming season. The Egyptians planted wheat and barley in the mud. They also grew other fruits and vegetables using irrigation. People in ancient Egypt wore simple clothing made of white linen. Dwellings were constructed using mud bricks. These houses had small windows and floors of straw matting, and …show more content…
The Egyptians cut or painted about 700 different symbols to tell stories on the walls of tombs, monuments, and in religious texts. The symbols were usually animals or insects that the egyptian people were familiar with. Around 3000 bc., the faster, less detailed hieratic script was developed to be used for everyday purposes. Scribes held high positions in Egyptian society. They carved hieroglyphs into stone and wrote on papyrus with rich mineral pigments such as red ocher and black from charcoal.
On one of the sides of my pyramid, I wrote above the painting using different symbols to convey the evolution of ancient egyptian writing. In addition, I dedicated another side of the pyramid to the symbol of the eye of Horus, which the most important of the seven different hieroglyphic symbols represented by an eye.
The Eye of Horus (Charms and Amulets)
One of the most appreciated gods was Horus, the vengeful god of the sky. The symbol of Horus 's eye on an amulet or a charm was meant to provide protection against evil. These charms were made of clays and metals, and sometimes painted with rich pigments by ancient Egyptian artists in workshops.
The charms were worn around the neck or placed in the tombs of the deceased to protect them in the afterlife.
I have represented this symbol by a line drawing on one of the sides of my pyramid. I used bold black lines because dark charcoal was used often for colouring the